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Table 1 Factor loadings from principal components analysis of UHSBS data years in 2004-2005 a

From: A population-based study of Kaposi Sarcomaassociated herpesvirus seropositivity in Uganda using principal components analysis

  Principal componentsb
Variables Sexual behavioral Socioeconomic Knowledge
Have you ever had a blood transfusion? 0.785 0.013 −0.007
Number of children 0.783 −0.104 0.024
Are you HSV positive? 0.777 −0.031 0.013
Are you HIV positive? 0.775 0.029 0.013
Did you use condom during the last sex intercourse? 0.731 −0.066 0.050
Are you currently married? 0.675 −0.120 −0.003
Number of lifetime sex partners 0.496 0.038 0.001
Occupation 0.404 0.187 0.025
Wealth Index −0.049 0.748 0.043
Use mud as floor material? −0.126 0.701 0.002
Education level −0.176 0.594 −0.009
Ownership of communication device −0.027 0.522 0.068
Ownership of durable good? −0.029 0.505 0.043
Electricity access? −0.127 0.487 0.017
What type of toilet does your household have? −0.090 0.457 0.011
Ethnicity-Baganda 0.031 0.435 −0.062
Use of bednet? −0.047 0.402 0.014
Would you buy vegetables from a vendor had AIDS? 0.053 0.401 −0.058
Have you heard of any drugs that can PROLONG THE LIFE of a person who has the virus? 0.165 0.383 −0.068
Are there any special drugs that a doctor or nurse can give to pregnant women infected with AIDS to reduce the risk of transmission? 0.099 0.370 −0.051
Should a HIV-infected female teacher be allowed to teach in school? 0.128 0.362 −0.057
Source of water? −0.015 0.352 −0.008
cBy avoiding sex with homosexual? 0.022 −0.140 0.909
cBy avoiding mosquito bites? −0.016 0.120 −0.798
cBy avoiding kissing? −0.031 0.098 −0.845
cBy protection from traditional healer −0.030 0.149 −0.898
By avoiding partners who have many partners? −0.020 −0.075 0.687
By avoiding sex prostitute? 0.035 −0.068 0.682
By avoiding blood transfusions? −0.047 0.055 0.587
By asking partner to get tested? −0.010 0.011 0.495
By avoiding injections? −0.054 0.021 0.446
By limit number of sex partners? 0.085 0.007 0.418
By avoid sharing razor blades with AIDS patients? −0.151 0.085 0.311
Are you a Christian? −0.020 −0.255 0.051
Are you a Muslim? 0.001 0.265 −0.060
Are you currently divorced? 0.048 −0.031 0.001
  1. a Only showing 35 out of 74 variables; b These components were labeled descriptively to reflect variables with high component loadings; c Can people avoid or reduce the chance of getting AIDS by these routes.